Support GetEligibleShippingServices via the API for the amazon_shipping carrier
When using the amazon_shipping carrier for merchant-fulfilled Prime, there doesn't seem to be a way to get a list of the services that meet the two-day eligibility requirement: shipments/getrates returns an error because it's not associated with an Amazon order. It'd be nice if shipments/getrates could be upgraded to support this call in the context of an order, or if there was an orders/getrates endpoint that would return rates for a given order. This way, we could see what services are actually available, akin to the GetEligibleShippingServices call in Amazon MWS.
Hey @Nicholas, thank you for bringing this up! Currently, we’ll show you all the services but if you go to the rate calculator you’ll be able to see which ones are applicable.
If you’re looking at the order details window, there is a button that says “Send to Calc”. This’ll send the postal code, weight, and size (if you’ve entered them) to the rate calculator to show you available services.
If you’re looking at the order from the sidebar and grid, there is a calculator icon next to the Ship from field that will do the same thing.
Hopefully this will help you while we wait for other users to chime in.
Brian Money Venditiog Group, LLC commented
I agree, this is a much needed feature. We have the ability to rate quote all of shipment via the API, except SFP which are potentially the most expensive. While we can do this manually, it's time consuming and error prone.
AV Fred Tomaseck Metagenics commented
it would be super helpful to get the best Amazon Prime Rate, that is really the main reason we use shipstation is to process Amazon Shipments.
Nicholas Piasecki Shipvine commented
I don't see an in-order calc function available at http://www.shipstation.com/developer-api/#/reference/orders or http://www.shipstation.com/developer-api/#/reference/shipments/create-shipment-label ... have I overlooked it?
Gene Friedman BestBuyDirect2u commented
If you use the in-order calc function it does list only eligible services same as on seller central.